Have you been charged with Extortion With Threat to Destroy Property?
If so, you will need to consult a specialist criminal law firm.
The maximum penalty, if found guilty of this charge, is 10 years in prison. You will need to carefully consider your options, with the help of an experienced criminal lawyer, before appearing in a Court.
Questions you will need to think about include:
Does the prosecution have a case? Did you threaten to destroy someone’s property (either a structure or a vehicle) if they did not agree to a demand made by you? Was this done with the intention of frightening the person? Did you act alone, or are you the co-accused?
Read further for more details on Extortion With Threat to Destroy Property.
Section 28 of the Crimes Act 1958.
The prosecution must prove:
The defendant made a demand;
The demand was accompanied by a threat to destroy or endanger a specified type of property; and
The defendant intended the recipient of the threat to fear that the threat would be carried out unless the recipient complied with the demand.
The maximum penalty
Level 5 imprisonment being a maximum of 10 years.
Where will my case be heard?
Extortion With Threat to Destroy Property will often be heard in the Magistrates Court but can be heard at any Court being an indictable offence.
Questions to consider
Do you have a defence?
If you are pleading guilty, what can you do to minimise your sentence?
What to do next?
Consult a criminal law specialist as soon as possible.
Preparing yourself and your case is critical and must be done before proceeding further.
If you have been charged with Extortion With Threat to Destroy Property let one of our experienced lawyers help you today.
Section 28 Extortion with threat to destroy property
A person who makes a demand of another person with a threat to destroy, or endanger the safety of, a building, structure in the nature of a building, bridge, mine, aircraft, vessel, motor vehicle, railway engine or railway carriage is guilty of an indictable offence.
Penalty: Level 5 imprisonment (10 years maximum).